Category Archive: Italy

A Sunny Day in Lecco

An approximately one-hour train ride from Milano’s Porta Garibaldi took us to the charming lakeside town of Lecco. This picturesque Alpine town, on the banks of the beautiful Lake Como, is the birthplace… Continue reading


If the curtain-raiser and day 1 of our trip were exciting, here’s more action from day 2 :). Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. A (crowded!) bus ride from Mestre to Piazzale Roma.… Continue reading


Four adults and two 3-year olds were now in Venice! With the kids being a little tired, and an incessant drizzle threatening outdoor activities, we decided to explore Venice by vaporetto for a… Continue reading

Venice (Venezia) in the Rains: A Magical Experience – I

We joined a friend’s family on a short trip to Venice (Venezia) in early spring this year. It rained during the entire trip (well, almost!). Dampener? Absolutely not! On the contrary, it was… Continue reading

Pasquetta at Giardini Pubblici, Milan

The Monday after Easter Sunday, known as Pasquetta, is typically spent outdoors – in the countryside with friends, a picnic in a garden… And so, although the weather was barely showing signs of… Continue reading

A day in quaint Vigevano: Few tourists and loads of charm

A piazza all to yourself? Well, you can get that and much more! At the charming town of Vigevano, a short train ride away from Milan (~30 minutes). Hop on to a train… Continue reading

Milan’s Centerpiece: The Duomo

I gazed and admired and stared and marveled and wondered and gazed again… We rode the metro to the ‘Duomo’ stop, took the exit towards the Piazza del Duomo, ascended the stairs, and…… Continue reading

Admiring “Wall” Art at Porta Garibaldi Station (Milan)

Another very cold and grey weekend morning. The unanimous choice was to spend at least a couple of hours riding the ‘passante’ trains in Milan (with 2 ardent train lovers in the family,… Continue reading

The Milan Aquarium: A small delight for kids

A winter weekend in Milan. Freezing temperatures outdoors. A three-and-a-half year old bundle of energy waiting to head out on a weekend morning. Parents in deep thought. How about the Milan Aquarium? It… Continue reading

Weekly street market in Milan

After unpacking, shopping for essentials, recovering from a wee bit of jet lag, and settling down in our little apartment, we looked forward to a relaxed weekend in Milan. Someone had mentioned that… Continue reading